WhatsApp announced this week that it now hosts more than 100 million calls per day, an impressive stat for a company that has its roots as a messaging service. WhatsApp began beta testing the calling feature back in February 2015, just to show you how quickly it was able to scale the service – likely no doubt thanks to a little help from its parent company, Facebook.
“Today, more than 100 million voice calls are made every day on WhatsApp – that’s over 1,100 calls a second!” WhatsApp said in a blog post announcing thew news. “We’re humbled that so many people have found this feature useful, and we’re committed to making it even better in the months to come.” The company didn’t delve into what sort of changes it’s making, though we presume it probably means stability and performance enhancements.
I’m a huge WhatsApp fan and, in fact, have been using the service to stay in touch with my kid sister as she travels the world. It’s incredible to think that just a few short years ago no such service could offer what WhatsApp does and, yet, I’m starting to take its service for granted.